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Video: Eclipse AVN4430 Navigation Receiver

Ken Nail has written about car audio for Crutchfield since 2003, after four years as Crutchfield Sales Advisor, and 10 years as a music teacher. He's an avid music listener, whose favorites are classical and film music. When not chained to a desk, Ken spends most of his time training for triathlons and marathons, and likes getting outside for backpacking, downhill skiing, and bicycle touring. He attended West Virginia University, where he received a Master's Degree in Music Performance and a Bachelor's Degree in History.

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Zak Billmeier grew up in southern Vermont and coastal Maine. After graduating from Mary Washington College with a Geography degree he still isn't sure quite what to do with, he eventually settled in the mountains of Central Virginia. He spends his free time chasing his daughter around, taking pictures, gardening and cooking. He joined Crutchfield's car A/V writing team in 2007 and is now a lead producer on our video team.

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Crutchfield experts Ken and Zak present an overview of the Eclipse AVN4430 navigation receiver. This stereo features navigation delivered via a removable TomTom navigator. So, along with a great-sounding stereo, you get a portable navigator that you can use in any vehicle.

Video Transcript

Ken: Hi, I'm Ken.

Zak: And I'm Zak and we're coming to you today from the Crutchfield video studio with the Eclipse AVN4430 navigation receiver.

Ken: Now Eclipse is known for great sound quality and no exception here. This has a 24-bit D-to-A converter for great sound. It's got a 3-band EQ for tuning the tone the way you like it. It also will play DVDs, CDs, there's an aux input, a USB input, and there's even an optional adapter for your iPod.

Zak: The big feature of the AVN4430 is this: the navigation actually comes from a TomTom portable that docks into the stereo.

Ken: Now that means the nav is portable from car to car. You can even slip it in your pocket when you're on the road.

Zak: Oh yeah and with TomTom you get some great nav features. In particular this one features text-to-speech and voice recognition, meaning that it talks to you and you can talk to it. And it also has built in Bluetooth® so you can carry hands free calling wherever it goes.

Ken: Now together all these features deliver navigation that lets you keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. The 4.3 inch wide-screen nav display is a touch screen and it also serves as your stereo's display and shows song titles.

Zak: Over here on the left you can see the stereo controls including a helpful sub-menu that shows what source is playing. And it's very easy to adjust your EQ.

Ken: That's the Eclipse AVN4430 navigation receiver.

Zak: You'll find out more about it at

Ken: Or give us a call at 1-800-555-9408.

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